Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot reckons that game budgets will soon reach an average of around $60 million USD.
Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot wants us to know that making games is a serious, expensive business, predicting that the average cost of making a AAA-grade game will soon cost around $60 million USD - or £37 million GBP per title.
Discussing the topic of budgets with CNBC
, Guillemot claimed that the next generation of games will be comparable to making a full CGI movie.
"The next generation is going to be so powerful that playing a game is going to be the equivalent of playing a CGI movie today,
" Guillemot said in the interview.
He then went on to discuss how these rising expectations will affect budgets, pushing expenses up from the current average of $30 million USD (£18.5 million GBP) and potentially doubling them in the near future.
Speaking about what this next generation of consoles may hold for gamers, Guillemot downplayed the importance of motion-sensing tech for hardcore gamers and insisted that there was still a lot of enjoyment that could be had from using a standard gamepad - and that a gamepad wouldn't leave you physically exhausted.
"The current pad for gamers is giving them a lot,
" he said. "They play for hours, so they don't want to get up and down. They don’t want to be tired after five minutes. These games are about reactivity.
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